Communities and individuals are encouraged to participate and donate diapers and baby wipes on Thursday, June 23 to Carpenter?s Shelter in Alexandria and The Family Place in Washington.
ALEXANDRIA, VA., June 14, 2011 ? Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, announced today that it will distribute almost 4,000 free diapers to Carpenter?s Shelter in Alexandria, Va. and The Family Place in Washington, D.C. in honor of Father?s Day this Sunday. The diapers were funded through Good360?s cause campaign, Changing Diapers, Changing Lives, which aims to distribute free Seventh Generation diapers for babies-in-need through $5 text donations. The campaign was developed after Good360?s nonprofit network expressed an overwhelming need for diapers. Individuals in the Alexandria and DC metro area are invited to contribute to the cause and stop by either location on June 23 between the hours of 11:30 am to 4:00 pm to drop off diapers and baby wipes.
?The costs of caring for a baby are high. In fact, diapers alone can cost as much as $50 - $80 a month, and there are no government aid programs (WIC, Food Stamps, Medicare) to help low-income families get diapers,? said Cindy Hallberlin, President and CEO of Good360. ?With inflation cost increases hitting the diaper market this summer, it is more important than ever to support the low-income families in our community. We are excited that our campaign could generate these first few pallets of free diapers and hope that we will continue to gain even more support to distribute diaper donations to our nonprofit network.?
If you can?t make it to either of the locations below, please visit www.facebook.com/good360.org to learn more about the campaign and help us spread the word, or text BABY to 52000 and give a one-time donation of $5.
Diaper Drive Locations and Recipients:
930 N. Henry Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Diaper drop-off hours: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Carpenter?s Shelter (www.carpentersshelter.org) is a nonprofit organization that works to end homelessness through services, education, and advocacy. Carpenter?s Shelter programs include aftercare and educational workshops as well as winter shelters and transitional services. In addition, the shelter provides basic needs to new parents such as diapers and baby wipes. Carpenter's Shelter depends solely on community members to provide these types of donations.
?It is essential that our clients, especially our youngest clients, grow up with a sense of security and that all of their needs are met,? said Lissette Bishins, Executive Director of Carpenter?s Shelter. ?We are excited to receive so many diapers as we have many babies who come through Carpenter?s Shelter each year. These donations will immensely help those who have so very little.?
The Family Place
3309 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Diaper drop-off hours: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
The Family Place (TFP), www.thefamilyplacedc.org, was founded in 1980 in Washington D.C. and serves low-income families in the District to foster the optimal development of their young children through educational and support services. Along with their educational program, TFP has wellness and stability programs including pre-natal and infant classes and offers emergency food, clothing, and diapers to any family who comes through their doors.
?Diapers play a vital role in bringing up healthy babies and we hope individuals in the Alexandria and DC metro area will participate in this cause and bring much-needed diapers so that we can distribute them to families in our community who so desperately need them,? said Haley Wiggins, Executive Director of The Family Place.
Good360 (www.good360.org) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of nonprofits by distributing corporate product donations around the world. The organization works with more than half of the Fortune 100 consumer, retail and technology companies to provide needed products to more than 16,000 qualified nonprofit organizations. This summer, Good360 will launch the latest version of its new, innovative online marketplace that helps to aggregate the product needs of nonprofits and provides timely information about how product donations are used for the greater good. Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, is ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation?s best-managed charities in America.
About Seventh Generation Seventh Generation (www.seventhgeneration.com) is committed to being the most trusted brand of household and personal-care products for the home. Their products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within a home -- and for the community and environment outside of it. Seventh Generation also offers baby products that are safe for children and the planet.
The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, and making the world a better place for this and the next seven generations.
Kara Kozimor, Senior Director of Communications, Good360
Phone: (703) 299-7575